January 15, 2020 / 11:52 PM / 8 days ago

3rd Circuit tosses dueling law firms' $2.13 mln referral fee lawsuit

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday tossed a case between two law firms over alleged unpaid client referral fees, citing lack of jurisdiction, and adopted a standard that defendants who move a case from state to federal court do not give up their personal jurisdiction defenses in doing so.

A three-judge panel in an opinion filed Wednesday upheld a Pennsylvania federal court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Texas law firm Danziger & De Llano against Ohio law firm Morgan Verkamp for $2.13 million in referral fees because it lacked jurisdiction, as neither party is based in Pennsylvania and their alleged contract was made outside the state.

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